Our Civil Division enforces and represents the interests of the United States in a broad spectrum of litigation. The district is a national leader for whistleblower filings and has a robust affirmative civil enforcement practice to address fraud against the United States and to bring civil actions to enforce federal agency regulations. We focus, in particular, on enforcement initiatives related to opioid abuse and False Claims Act investigations associated with elder abuse, including investigations of fraud in nursing homes and personal care homes. Civil Division AUSAs also defend the federal government and its officers from challenges in varied litigation including employment discrimination, torts, immigration and litigation uniquely related to federal programs and agencies.
The Financial Litigation and Civil Rights units of the Civil Division complete the Division. The Financial Litigation Unit specializes in pursuing restitution for victims and the Civil Rights Unit protects the civil rights of all Americans under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Voting Rights Act, among other federal civil rights laws.